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    A democratic misstep for Ukraine
    Oct28

    A democratic misstep for Ukraine

    International monitors from the OSCE judged Ukraine’s local elections held this Sunday to be largely competitive, free and democratic. While this was true for most of the country, the vote was also a major setback for the Ukraine’s efforts to integrate the citizens of its Russian-speaking East. Some 2 million Ukrainians from the...

    Sarkozy’s Russian fling
    Oct28

    Sarkozy’s Russian fling

    Once upon a time, Nicolas Sarkozy was such a fervent admirer of the United States that an American diplomat described him in 2009 as “the most pro-American French president since World War II,” according to a Wikileaks embassy cable. That version of Sarkozy seems to be lost, replaced by one whose gaze points east. On Thursday, the conservative...

    In the loop October 28: Polish vote, EU-Ukraine sanctions, revolving door
    Oct28

    In the loop October 28: Polish vote, EU-Ukraine sanctions, revolving door

    This week POLITICO’s lobbying reporter James Panichi chats with Jan Cienski, news editor, about the outcome of the Polish parliamentary election on October 25. What is the impact on Europe now that the Polish right returns to power? Nicholas Hirst, antitrust & competition reporter, joins to discuss European sanctions against a Ukrainian...

    The ex-files: Former commissioners’ new jobs
    Oct28

    The ex-files: Former commissioners’ new jobs

    A new survey from transparency NGO Corporate Europe Observatory tracks the positions now held by members of the previous European Commission, many of whom have taken roles on management boards of corporations, NGOs and institutions since leaving office a year ago. Here’s an overview of what former Commission President José Manuel Barroso...

    Erdoğan’s boomerang
    Oct28

    Erdoğan’s boomerang

    ANKARA — With Turkey approaching its second election in five months, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once again emerged from his gargantuan palace to campaign for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Although the constitution designates the presidency as a nonpartisan office, that didn’t stop Erdoğan from pushing during...

    Poroshenko hobbles on
    Oct26

    Poroshenko hobbles on

    KIEV — It was meant to be a local election campaign like no other, a scrubbed-up democratic exercise following two years of death and sacrifice. Yet Sunday’s vote in Ukraine was a depressing return to type. There was vote rigging, criminality, dodgy candidates, violence, widespread voter apathy and buckwheat handouts, and one set of...

    EU suffers major court defeat on Ukraine sanctions
    Oct26

    EU suffers major court defeat on Ukraine sanctions

    The General Court of the European Union on Monday annulled European sanctions against a Ukrainian oligarch, harshly criticizing the evidence relied on by European countries and delivering a blow to the bloc’s fledgling sanctions regime. The court struck down a March 2014 decision by the Council that froze the assets of Andriy Portnov. The...

    Why Nord Stream is another Mistral deal
    Oct26

    Why Nord Stream is another Mistral deal

    The decision of some German, Austrian, British, Dutch and French energy companies to do business with Gazprom must be severely lamented. Not only is it environmentally and economically wrong, it’s a brazen-faced dismissal of the principles of the intended European Energy Union, which are based on fair competition and solidarity. Just a few...

    The Stalinist voice of Labour
    Oct25

    The Stalinist voice of Labour

    LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn has done it again — he’s confounded everyone’s expectations. This time, he’s done it not by winning the Labour leadership but in his latest bid to win the general election itself. He has hired the Guardian columnist Seumas Milne to be his director of communications. This is a man who many in the British...

    The 10 faces of Poland’s election
    Oct23

    The 10 faces of Poland’s election

    WARSAW — Poland’s parliamentary elections Sunday will once again be a contest between the ruling centrist Civic Platform party and the right-wing Law and Justice party — a bitter rivalry that has dominated Polish politics for the past decade. Polls suggest that Law and Justice, which has been in opposition since 2007, will win. A survey by...

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